In the Soviet Union we see yet another aspect of society which severely restricted the introspection of the individual. This particular suppression was not gender based, however. Rather, it was based on the gender-indifferent ideology of socialism and the belief that the wants, needs, and desires of the individual must be subordinated to the best interests of society as a whole. The Soviet Party sought to incorporate a mass consciousness in a Utopian setting. This they hoped to accomplish by controlling the thoughts and ideas of the entire nation, making spiritual property public just as they had done with material property.


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